Lego Star Wars is going down.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:05 AM
Behind all this excitement, this line is going downhill, and it will not be a big surprise if the contract with greedy George will not be extended after 2011.
Reason 1: Too many re-make. Eg. the MF has 4 versions available, the X wing also. Maybe new comers will get excited, but for people who started collecting ages ago this is just getting boring. Come to think of it, nearly everything in the movie has been made into lego models. and looks like there will be hardly any new surprises. unless the lego design team actually "invent" something out of the blue.
Reason 2: No movie to back up. Yea, clone war cartoon, but it is no where near a 3 hour long movie. The SWL only picked up in 2005 because EP3 was launching and everyone was like " I want to be a jedi (or sith, or wookie)". But now, it has died down. For children, they are always looking for something up coming eg Transformer. For adults, they are just too busy to remember how good the movie is (or they have grown out of collecting lego all together)
Reason 3: Rising prices. Not one of the main points. But yes, prices has been rising. when the SWL first came out everything was so cheap. remember 3340 and all those? They costed like 5USD. Now? a battle pack is selling for like 11USD. Not to mention sales are cutting down and there are less and less good bargains around.
Still not convinced? Think for it yourself, when was the last time you found a really stunning collection or scene of Lego Star Wars posted on Brickshelf? People are just buying battle packs and lining the figures up, they no longer build anything.
So, summing up all the factual reasons, it is prudent to conclude that these plastic pieces will soon become obsolete. Look on the bright side, by 2011 there might be something better than SWL. Like a PS4 or a Wii2. Who knows?
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:11 AM
For me, SW lego is just as good as it has always been ... and the Clone Wars sets won't diminish that. If you don't like what they're doing now, don't buy it.
As for price increases ... it's called inflation ... and everything is going up in price, not just Lego.
You can't compare 3340 with a battle pack ... 3340 had 3 figures, 3 stands and 3 cards. The Battlepacks have 4 minifigures and a small ship ... you're getting more for the price differential.
As for now move tie-ins ... I reckon SW is just as popular now as it's always been ... yes, there isn't mass hype which only the films can bring, but SW merchandise is hardly struggling.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:15 AM
But on topic, I don't think the PS4 will replace Lego. I have a PS3 (which I love) and I'm considering buying a 360, but I still buy Lego.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:23 AM
Or isn't, if you consider Epi. 1 & 2... and to a lesser extent 3. :-|
Though I do think you raise some valid points. I think it will go on, but I imagine they would slow down on releases.
Personally, and I've made no secret of this, I'm pretty much over Star Wars Lego.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:28 AM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:41 AM
As for your "remake" rant, well, there are a limited number of vehicle, yes. I also dislike the trend of some of us complaining when Lego doesn't go canon. So what, who cares. If it's parts or pretty, it all good. I love just getting one of each, putting it on the shelf, and moving on. Hell, half the fun of the EU is find and fitting it all together. If you want to expand your horizons, do like I am and "adapt" a niche.
Concerning reason 2. You answered it in your rant. Clone Wars is Canon... Clone Wars is Cool!!!
Concerning reason 3: Rising prices. Do you have any samples of the first release stuff. Let me give you my opinion on it. It was Simple. The stuff we are getting today blows my mind. I literally dream of the new RSG and AT-TE... I have 3 of the first and 4 of the later, so I have very good reference for that statement. If you can't afford them, then save your money. I save $30 dollars a paycheck. It takes time, but when you buy it, it means more.
Don't you ever dare say anything like "think for yourself". I do not like someone implying that any of us in here are simpletons. I have allot of respect for each of these men, and women too! For years I searched for a outlet with like minded souls who loved Lego. It's hard to be my age and like Lego's so much. Frankly, I don't care about what you think is the end of Star Wars Lego. If the moderators feel I have overstepped my line, I apologize to them, and will suffer banishment. If I have offended anyone else other than Jawa here, you also have my deepest heartfelt and sincere apology as well. But you, Jawa, need to think twice before make another post or thread like this. Next to God, My Girls, and my Wife, Lego is my "thang". Again, your are entitled to your opinion, but think before you give it.
edit: Sorry all, posted after Hinkley's post. Thank you, Hinkley
Edited by Palin Jax, 27 March 2008 - 12:43 AM.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:42 AM
Edited by darkrebellion, 27 March 2008 - 12:44 AM.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:46 AM
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